Auckland Council explained

Role of the governing body

The governing body of the Auckland Council consists of the mayor and 20 ward councillors. The governing body will focus on the big picture and on region-wide strategic decisions and is responsible for:

  • Preparing and adopting the Long term Council Community Plan (LTCCP), annual plan and annual report
  • Making rates and bylaws
  • Decision making on regulatory matters and on region-wide non-regulatory matters
  • Setting regional strategies, policies and plans, including the spatial plan and the district plan
  • The governance of council-controlled organisations (CCOs)
  • Consulting with and considering the views of local boards before making a decision which affects the communities in the local board area, or the responsibilities or operations of the local board
  • Negotiating a local board agreement with each local board
  • Monitoring and reviewing the performance of the organisation.

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